GMAT 2021 Exam - Dates, Registration, Test Format, Eligibility & Fees

Average Fees :

$250 - $275

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer based test with a total duration of 3 hours and 30 minutes. The GMAT Exam Pattern is decided by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which is the official exam administrating body. The GMAT Exam Pattern covers both objective and subjective questions.

The GMAT test has 90 questions which are divided into four sections namely Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning. Further, Students are given a specific time to complete every section of the exam.

GMAT 2021 Exam Pattern


No. of questions/ Time limit

Question Type

Score Range

Analytical Writing Assessment

1 Topic (30 minutes)

Analysis of an Argument

0-6 (0.5-point increments)

Integrated Reasoning

12 questions (30 minutes)

Multi-Source Reasoning,

Graphics Interpretation,

Two-Part Analysis,

Table Analysis

1-8 (1-point increments)


31 questions (62 minutes)

Data Sufficiency,

Problem Solving

6-51 (1-point increments)


36 questions (65 minutes)

Reading Comprehension,

Critical Reasoning,

Sentence Correction

6-51 (1-point increments)

Total Exam Duration


3 hours 7 minutes

A student has the option to take two ‘8-minute breaks’ during the exam.

GMAT Exam Pattern FAQs

Q. Is the format for GMAT and GMAT online exam same?

A. Yes, the format for the GMAT and GMAT online exam is the same.

Q. Are calculators allowed in the GMAT exam?

A.  No, the students are not allowed to bring their calculators, however, they are provided calculators with basic functionality for the Integrated section.

Q. What is the minimum and maximum score range of each section in the GMAT exam 2021? What is the mean average of each section?

A. Below is the score range for each section of the GMAT exam along with their mean scores.


Score Range

Mean Scores

Analytical Writing Assessment



Integrated Reasoning









Total score



Q. Who is eligible to take GMAT online test?

A. Everyone who is eligible to appear for the GMAT test can give the GMAT online exam.

Q. Is there any negative marking in GMAT?

A. No, there is no negative marking in the GMAT test.

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